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Confronting Power and Violence in the Renaissance Nude
Venus Rising from the Sea (Venus Anadyomene), about 1520, Titian. Oil on canvas, 29 13/16 × 22 11/16 in. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government (hybrid arrangement) and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery, with additional funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), and the Scottish Executive, 2003

Confronting Power and Violence in the Renaissance Nude

The Renaissance origins of the male gaze.

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Sex, Power, and Violence in the Renaissance Nude
Danaë, 1530, Correggio (Antonio Allegri). Oil on canvas; 74 3/16 × 86 13/16 × 4 1/2 in. Galleria Borghese, Ministero dei Beni e delle attività culturali e del Turismo

Sex, Power, and Violence in the Renaissance Nude

A new exhibition asks difficult questions about sex, violence, and beauty in Renaissance art.

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